blackmonday

Finsbury GB April 2015
For my entire life I've loved doing everything and anything creative. And even now with my childhood in the distant past my imagination is still running wild. I will always be a kid at heart. But entering the creative industry has allowed me to challenge that imagination and translate it into reality.

From an early age I learned to play the trumpet and was constantly sketching the endless ideas in my head - I would even write copyright information on my elementary school drawings.

My earliest memories of design are rooted in the fifth grade when I created the page layouts for the school year book and continued this through my high school years.

At university I was the graphics editor for the college radio station print material as well as the morning DJ on the Pete & Larry show. Whilst attending the college of art at Western Michigan University I discovered the School of Design and applied to the inner sanctum known as The Design Center. After a gruelling interview and portfolio review I was accepted and that was the magic moment when I realised, "Holy crap! I can make money doing this stuff!?"

While The Design Center taught me design fundamentals and techniques whilst working with a team for real-world clients, the greatest value came from learning to take the chaotic ideas in my head and turn them into strong clear concepts with distinct messages.

I now find myself working on global designs from music festivals to some of the largest online entities with a wide variety of people across numerous and varied disciplines from every corner of the globe. Knowing that my designs will be shipped and used by millions of people around the world is both rewarding and humbling. And it is exciting to know that after all this time my imagination is still working in overdrive!

So whether the final outcome is a compelling user experience, detailed redlines, interactive prototypes, photography, music, writing, websites, videogames, or something in between I'm always excited about the challenge of trying something new.
  • Creative Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Layout Design
  • Print Design
  • Typography
  • UX Design
  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Photography
  • Merchandise Design